[wp-hackers] [Gsoc Idea] Tagging/Taking a snapshot of WP installation

Thomas Scholz info at toscho.de
Wed Mar 10 20:47:27 UTC 2010

Ankit Ahuja:

> What this basically means is being able to take a snapshot of a WP
> installation at any particular time and then being able to revert back  
> to it
> if something bad happens ( say files are deleted or the blog is hacked )

Sounds good.

> The snapshot will include the following files:
> 1. WP Core Files


> The reason to include all of the core and plugin files is
> because of the nasty hacks that can introduce code at hard to find  
> places.

But why not use <http://wordpress.org/download/release-archive/>?

> 4. Maybe a content XML ( the one that is produced as part of the Export
> process )

Such a backup doesn’t include users without posts. An SQL dump would more  



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